- Founded as TASS Service Co. Ltd.
Co-development of ERP system software with NEC; data processing services are provided to wholesalers and retailers using mainframe computer ACOS.
- Started computer development business.
- Developed and provided FA computers to control equipment manufacturers on an OEM basis.
- Changed the name of the company to Japan Computer Industry, Inc.
- Developed and released Tektronix compatible graphic terminals in European and US markets.
- Established Design & Manufacturing Center, which handles the entire process from development to trial and mass production.
Opened Tokyo branch.
- Introduced CAD and FPGA design system.
- Released "LP4123," a laser beam printer supporting HP-GL and PCPR201; started the printer development business.
- Released "LP500R," a laser printer supporting HP-GL and PCPR201 equipped with RISC CPU.
- Development of UNIX supporting print server: "JC-CONNECT® 101". Launch of
new business on network peripheral devices.
- Released "JC-CONNECT® 101B," the first printer sever supporting multiple protocols in Japan, and "JC-CONNECT® C-5000 " the first embedded print server in Japan, for Canon LBP Laser Shot.
- Launch of OEM services: embedded print servers for printer manufactures.
- Opened an office in San Jose , USA
- Co-developed a print server for postscript printers with Adobe in the US to supply Japanese printer manufacturers on an OEM basis.
- Participated in Printer Working Group (PWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Printing Protocol Working Group (IPPWG)
- ISO9002 certified
"JCI Falcon" was developed with Toshiba: the first RISC ASIC in Japan dedicated
for network peripheral devices.
- Opened offices in London, UK and Beijing, China.
- Developed TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk and NetBEUI Protocol Stack, and internet software such as HTTP, SMTP, POP and IPP, and modules like SNMP and BSD Socket/RPC for embedded networking system.
Launch of fingerprint authentication business.
Relocation of the London office to Germany established as a subsidiary to cover
the European market.
Spin off a Chinese local subsidiary (Beijing office).
- Started licensing embedded network protocol stacks on an OEM basis.
- ISO9001/2000 certified (JUN)
Established a US subsidiary: silex
technology america, Inc. (MAR)
Changed the company name to silex technology, Inc. (APR)
- Listed on the JASDAmarket. Stock Q symbol: 6679 silex. Capital increased to
883,675,000 yen (SEP)
- ISO14001 certified (MAR)
Capital increased to 1,450,207,000 yen (JUN)
- Launch of a USB device server: "SX-1000U" (JUN)
Released "SX-2000WG", the world's first IEEE 802.11b/g supported wireless USB device server. (JUL)
Developed the first UWB-enabled mini-PCI module in Japan. (SEP)
Developed the first UWB wireless XGA solution in the world. (SEP)
silex technology america, Inc. acquired Wireless & Connectivity Solutions arm of TROY Group, Inc. (REC)
Issued the first convertible bond. (APR)
Released "SX-Biometrics Suite with S1", an inner-layer fingerprint Launched an online direct shop(JUN)
Co-developed with SAXA, Inc. an authentication printing adapter supporting contactless IC multi card reader/writer. (SEP)
Released "SX Virtual Link (for Macintosh)," software for USB device servers (SEP)
Developed the world's first fingerprint device to perform fingerprint authentication within the eLWISE card. (OCT)
- Launch of serial device servers (MAR)
PR of the Video Distribution System in the US (MAY)
Keihanna headquarters started full-scale operation as a new innovation center. (JAN)
Built a partnership with Ryoyo Electro Corporation, a leading general electronics trading company through the partner program (JAN)
Added the "isochronous transfer" mode to the wireless USB device server for the first time in the world. (FEB)
Started providing a wireless LAN driver for Windows CE 5.0 / Windows XP Embedded. (FEB)
Released MVDS that is the Japan's first system to transmit videos to multiple displays wirelessly in a real-time manner. (APR)
Rolled out SX-10WAN, an 802.11n(Draft2.0) supported wireless LAN module. (JUN)
Released an authentication printing system with IC cards, "SelecurePrint" connectable to any printers. (JUL)
Built a partnership with Okaya Electronics of a general electronics trading company. (AUG)
Relocated the Tokyo office to Hamamatsucho. (FEB)
Rolled out Network Display Adapter accommodating multi-display network. (APR)
Atheros Communications appointed us as their technical center (AADC). (MAY)
Released a Gigabit Ethernet supported USB device server. (DEC)
Rolled out SX-PCEGN, an PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (SEP)
Rolled out SX-PCEAN, an PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (NOV)
The PS-NT100, NTT Group adopted the N-TRANSFER. (OCT)
Released SX-DS-4000U2 (USB device server) with ultra-high performance platform. (AUG)
Accepted a takeover bid and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata Machinery, Ltd. Delisted from JASDAQ Market. (DEC)
- ModuleReleased "Multicast Distribution System X-5" (JAN)
Released a SDIO wireless LAN module and an intelligent wireless LAN module (JUN)
Released Access Point "SX-AP-4800AN". (NOV)
Released embedded wireless bridge module "SX-680". (JAN)
Launched CCX supported supplicant for embedded wireless LAN for the first time in Japan. (APR)
Released wireless LAN Access Point with interactive image transfer, "SX-ND-4350WAN". (DEC)
The access point SX-AP-4800AN supported the fast roaming 802.11r (APR)
Released "SX-PCEAC", PCIe module supporting 802.11ac (APR)
Launched "SKY-AP-300AN", an access point supporting SKYMENU Class for education markets (JUL)
Released "SX-ULPAN", IoT wireless LAN module supporting 2.4/5GHz (DEC)